When is it okay to leave your child unattended, either at home or in a public place like a park? A controversial arrest in South Carolina has raised issues of race, class, parenting, and child development.
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A 60-year-old Grover Beach, California woman is in custody after it was alleged she sprayed a poisonous pesticide into the eyes and face of a seven-year-old girl in the latest dispute in a condominium complex where they both lived.
An Arkansas 28-year-old mother of three was hauled off to jail after police were told she drank two beers in a restaurant while breastfeeding her baby. The charge was dropped after it was determined there was not enough evidence to obtain a conviction.
The parents of a 10-year-old girl are facing charges for allegedly allowing their daughter to ride in the back of a pickup truck inside of a dog cage. Motorists driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, outside of Pittsburgh, saw the girl and called police.
When sheriff's deputies arrived at the 30-year-old's apartment, they found her 9-year-old autistic son was still there. While the woman never gave an explanation why she made the call, the apartment was so filthy she may not have been able to find him.
Three employees of the Hands of Our Future Day Care Center in Dover, Delaware have been arrested after police received evidence the women allegedly encouraged two three-year-olds to fight each other.
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Texas police were called to a daycare center after concerned employees notified them that the owner was serving the children a 'special milk' which was doped with a flavored antihistamine that was used to induce sleep each day.
Missing teacher Lisa Lavoie, 24, and the 15-year-old boy she took off with have been found in West Virginia. The police apprehended the pair in Morgantown Monday night according to CNN. Other news sources say the pair were found Tuesday morning.
Miles C. Criss, 25, was arrested late Thursday afternoon after following a child after the child had gotten off the bus. Criss is charged with fourth-degree stalking and endangering the welfare of a child. The age of the child is unknown.
3 adults were arrested for the child endangerment and rape of 3 children.
Apartment complex where Christina Milligan lived with her two children
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Monsignor William Lynn, shown here in clerical attire, was found guilty Friday, June 22, 2012, of one count of child endangerment, making him the highest-ranking cleric accused of imperiling children by helping cover up sexual abuse